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Nonfatal death penalty should be abolished

If You Ask Me

When Connecticut’s nonfatal death penalty is debated, it is often noted that the state has executed only two men since 1960 and one of them, Michael Ross, volunteered. But the other one, Joseph Taborsky, volunteered too.

Ross put an end to further appeals in 2005 after 18 years on death row, saying he didn’t want to inflict any more anguish on the survivors of his eight victims. Taborsky, the so-called “mad dog killer,” waived his right to appeal right after his sentencing in 1957 for six armed robbery killings and was executed three years later.

The 12 commandments of schooling

The Education Observer

Editor’s Note: In honor of the March 13 birthday of the late John L. Mahoney (who is described in this week’s editorial and at the end of this column) and in light of public discussion on the naming of the science and technology center at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, it seems a good time to remember what he wrote as his last column in these pages on May 20, 2010, as follows: ­

Should college be free to all in the U.S.?

Independent Investor

Part 2 of 3

My last column ended with two questions. The first: Does a high school education prepare our youth to enter the work force, escape poverty and become productive citizens?

Now for the hard part?

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Shouldn’t we be able to wait until next month’s Region One Board of Education meeting for a discussion and decision on the naming of the amazing, community- supported science and technology center at Housatonic Valley Regional High School? After all, it’s taken years and so much hard work by so many to bring the building to the final stages of completion, ready to have the name chosen and placed on the building. It was at the Nov.

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Turning Back the Pages - March 15

100 years ago — March 1912

LIME ROCK — We understand Mr. McCarty’s farm is for sale or rent. We regret to have him leave. Mr. and Mrs. McCarty have decided to live with their daughter in Norfolk.

Time is money. Time saved is money saved. Nothing saves time like the telephone.

LIME ROCK — Miss Alecia Dunn returned to her duties in Poughkeepsie last week where she is learning millinery.

SHARON — David Duffy and Charles Liner are the owners of new autos.

Letters to the Editor - March 15

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Mink pelts were stored in the old building in Kent
I would like to thank Asher Pavel for his excellent article about the Kent Historical Society’s museum, Seven Hearths (“Historical Society moving to new home in old building,” March 8). However, there is one minor correction to be made.

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Legend of The Leatherman

Nature's Notebook

During the 19th century, there were some well-known vagrants and rural eccentrics whose presence was not only tolerated by society but even celebrated by it. The generation of the Civil War produced a remarkable homeless person who also made use of caves in western Connecticut and eastern New York, and whose regular wanderings inspired great interest and a trove of regional folklore. His legend persists even today, and as recently as 1998 was the inspiration for a song by the band Pearl Jam.

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Lemmings

Editorial Cartoon

Lemmings

Editorial Cartoon

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Should college be free?

Independent Investor

Part 1 of 3
It is a debate that has occupied this country for years. Should college be free to all Americans or should we continue to pay for it? Those in favor argue it is one of our inalienable rights. Those opposed say college is a privilege to be earned and paid for in order to have meaning and merit.
I suspect the majority of Americans who are still paying off student loans or are already paying for a college education (or soon will be) would vote for free tuition. Who can blame them?

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